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Friday, September 27 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Space, Place and Reciprocity: Coming to the limits of language

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What might it be to chart the weird rich territory emerging off a road (more or less traveled) as a resistance to the division between “on” and “off”? In The Phenomenology of Perception, Maurice Merleau-Ponty observes “Spatial existence…is the primary condition of all living perception.” Yet spaces fluctuate, transform in the accumulation of particulars, as the sedimentation of experiences over time turns spaces into places. While places seem namable, even mappable, remaining deeply specific and often richly resonant for us in terms of memory, emotion, and association, we sometimes move through them insensible of their constitution and diversity, or the shaping influences they have upon our lives. Writer David Malouf asserts a reciprocal relation between places and subjects, arguing that “real work of culture” lies in “making accessible the richness of the world we are in, of bringing density to ordinary, day-to-day living in a place.” Or moving through it, down or off the road. The proposed, interdisciplinary and crossgenre, panel takes up the rich and unstable role of place in experience, examining diverse engagements with location and situation. The question of how to “[make] truth out of the multiple…a presence…come to the limits of language” (Alain Badiou) guides us. What forms – textual, visual, videographic, hybrid – allow language, at its limits, to express the complex of human (and poetic) relations to place? Laura Mullen, Bhanu Kapil, Jennifer Scappettone, and Marthe Reed will be presenting multimedia projects articulating modes of entry into these relations.

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Marthe Reed

Co=Publisher, Black Radish Books
Contemporary poetry, poetics of place, eco-poetics, and the construction and deployment of gender.

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Laura Mullen

Director of Creative Writing, LSU
Laura Mullen is a poet and writer of hybrid texts as well as a filmmaker, performer, and librettist. She has served as Poet-in-Residence at Brown and Columbia College, and frequently as a guest faculty member at Naropa’s Summer Writing Program. She is the author of seven books... Read More →
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Jennifer Scappettone

Jennifer Scappettone is the author of the poetry collection From Dame Quickly (Litmus, 2009) and of several chapbooks, including Thing Ode / Ode oggettuale (La Camera Verde, 2008), translated into Italian in dialogue with Marco Giovenale. Exit 43, an archaeology of the landfill and... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
ATLAS 229 Roser ATLAS Building, 1125 18th Street, Boulder

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